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Toray to Double the Production Capacity of Its Alabama Carbon Fiber Plant

Published on 2022-10-13. Edited By : SpecialChem

TAGS:   Thermoplastic Composites   

Toray Announces to Double the Production Capacity of Its Alabama Carbon Fiber Plant Toray Composite Materials America, Inc. is pleased to announce a significant upgrade of its carbon fiber facility located in Decatur, Alabama.

Critical for US DoD Weapon Systems

The $15 million investment will double the production capacity of the high-performance TORAYCA™ T1100 carbon fiber and add critical redundancy. The upgrade is set to begin in April 2023 and completed by September of the same year.

This upgrade is in response to the rising demand for defense applications in the United States, significantly increasing the availability and shortening lead-time of TORAYCA™ T1100 next-generation intermediate modulus plus (IM+) carbon fiber. This material is a critical component in several US Department of Defense (DoD) weapon systems, as well as structural applications in Future Vertical Lift (FVL) platforms.

We’re very excited about adding capacity and flexibility at our Decatur plant for our defense customers,” said Dennis Frett, president of Toray Composite Materials America. “Not only are we doing our part to reinforce the country’s industrial base and the Administration’s “Made in America” priorities, but we’re also strengthening our country’s domestic capacity for advanced materials technology.”

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Source: Toray


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